All that Johnny Graphic ever wanted was to be a star news photographer. But the story that puts the twelve-year-old on the front page could well come with a horrible headline: BOY LENSMAN MURDERED BY GHOSTS!
The year is 1935 and in Johnny’s world, spooks are very, very real. Most wraiths are friendly to the living. Some of them even have jobs. But a few ancient ghost assassins are on the warpath, out to kill Johnny’s sister Melanie—for reasons that the siblings don’t even begin to understand. On assignment from the Zenith Clarion newspaper, Johnny journeys half-way around the world on a flying boat—along with best friend Nina Bain, Melanie, and a troop of ghost soldiers.
Along the way, he has to unravel a deadly ghost conspiracy that threatens the lives of millions. Or die trying!
About the Author:
D. R. Martin has been a reader and writer since he was in grade school. While in junior high he took up photography. And his first real job was as a newspaper editor. So he’s very well-qualified to tell the adventures of a twelve-and-a-half-year-old news photographer. Fortunately, however, ghosts have never tried to do him in. Even though he’s an adult, D. R. loves reading middle-grade and young-adult novels. As he wrote in his blog for Johnny Graphic, these books are so much fun to read because of their great storytelling, characters, and adventure. Johnny Graphic and the Etheric Bomb is his first book for kids. The sequel is already under way.